Howard Lumbard

Title: Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

Department: CARES


What are your primary duties? 

  • Host multiple pathways to recovery meetings.
  • Calling clients who are in the Telephone Recovery Support (TRS)
  • Work with team to provide the best service to each client

Where did you go to school and what did you study? Center for Addiction Recovery Education and Success where I focused on: Development of healthy behavior skills, How to establish maintain a peer relationship, and Helping individuals in identifying and establishing positive relationships. I also worked with fellow Peers under the supervision of the Head of Mental Health Department at both VA Medical Centers in Lyons & East Orange, NJ.

How many years have you worked in the field? Five Years

Why do you work in the field? Because someone said something to me because someone heard me because someone cared enough about me to point me back in the right direction. Now it is my turn to be someone who…